- Alternative Entities
- Business Litigation
- Special Committee Representation
- Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation
- Corporate Governance Counseling
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 2306, Wilmington, DE, 19899-2306|
|University ||Yale University, B.A., 1993|
|Law School||Emory University School of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 1996|
|Admitted||1996, Delaware; United States District Court for the District of Delaware; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
Peter B. Ladig is the Vice Chair of the Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group at Morris James.
Pete concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance and commercial litigation, stockholder litigation, fiduciary duties, partnership and limited liability company disputes, and class action and derivative litigation. Pete represents both stockholders and directors in corporate litigation in the Court of Chancery in a wide range of matters, including advancement of legal fees and expenses, reviews of elections of directors, requests to inspect books and records, and claims for breaches of fiduciary duties. He also represents corporations and other entities in commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims and claims arising under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Pete has served on the Rules Committee of the Court of Chancery since 2011 and served as one of the principal drafters of Rule 5.1.
Pete also uses his his litigation experience to advise special committees of boards of directors in analyzing conflict transactions or investigating alleged wrongdoing. Pete and Morris James have represented several of each type of committee.
Pete was recognized by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the years 2008-2009 and 2011-2014 as one of the leading Chancery Court practitioners in Delaware. In Chambers USA 2012, Pete was described as someone who "knows the courts, has a good sense of the law and has a good sense of strategy - I feel I can rely on him for everything related to a Delaware lawsuit." Chambers USA 2013 reported, Pete's "legal analysis is excellent, his knowledge of Delaware law is brilliant," and he is also a "very personable guy." He is "just about everything that you would want with a co-counsel," say interviewees. Pete has also been recognized by Delaware Super Lawyers® in 2013 and 2014 for Business Litigation and by Best Lawyers® in 2013 and 2014.
• Special Committees
• Corporate control disputes
• Breach of fiduciary duty claims
• Actions seeking advancement and indemnification
• Shareholder rights disputes
• Breach of contract claims
• Actions brought by directors, officers, stockholders and creditors
Delaware State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court
Court of Chancery Rules Committee
Delaware Business Litigation Report
Delaware Today® "Top Lawyers," 2014
Best Lawyers®, 2013-2015
Chambers USA, Recognized for work in the Delaware Court of Chancery, 2008-2009, 2011-2014
Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014
Litigation Council of America,
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Rule 5.1 Gets Its First Major Test
Peter B. Ladig, December 13, 2013
When the Delaware Court of Chancery adopted Rule 5.1 in late 2012, the court took great pains to inform the public that Rule 5.1 represented a significant departure from the practices under former Rule 5(g). Notwithstanding this admonition from the court, until the court issued opinions addressing...
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